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  • The three highest multi-state Lottery jackpots awarded nationwide were: $1.5 billion (three tickets) in Powerball on Jan. 13, 2016, $656 million (three tickets) in Mega Millions on March 30, 2012; and $648 million (two tickets) in Mega Millions on Dec. 17, 2013.

  • More than 465 tickets worth $1 million or more have been sold since the Missouri Lottery began in 1986.

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    First Missouri Lottery Millionaire

    Johnnie Magerl (now deceased)
    Kansas City, Kan.
    Feb. 13, 1986
    $2,116,504
    Jackpot Wheel Spin

     

    Largest Missouri Lottery Prize

    Cindy and Mark Hill
    Dearborn, MO
    Nov. 28, 2012
    $293.75 million
    Powerball

         

    Youngest Missouri Lottery Millionaire

    Justin Glidewell
    Jefferson City, MO
    Age 18 when he won in December 2006
    $50,000 a year for life ($1.5 million guaranteed)
    "Lifetime Riches"

     

    Oldest Missouri Lottery Millionaire

    Omer Williamson (now deceased)
    Fulton, MO
    Age 85 years, 187 days old when he won in January 1992
    $3.5 million
    Missouri Lotto

         

    Largest Jackpot Wheel Spin Prize

    Jean Winters
    St. Louis, MO
    March 12, 1987
    $8.1 million

     

    Winner to Go the Longest Without Claiming

    Gwendolyn Rackley
    Lotto winner from drawing on Aug. 1, 1998
    Claimed on May 11, 1999 -
    (Nine months and 11 days after the draw)

         

    First Lotto Winner

    Ronald & Mary Ann Brinker
    Pacific, MO
    Oct. 18, 1986
    $1,136,003

     

    Jackpot Shared With the Most People

    Independence Power & Light Department
    May 23, 1998
    Powerball
    $10 million jackpot/$5.4 cash option
    Split among 44 employees

         

    First Powerball Jackpot Won in Missouri

    Ruth House
    St. Ann, MO
    Dec. 23, 1992
    $5.2 million

     

    Largest Lotto Prize Won

    Phillip and Margaret McClurg
    St. Louis, MO
    June 10, 2000
    $19 million jackpot
    ($9.5 million cash)

         

    First Mega Millions Jackpot Won in Missouri

    Raul Ahumada
    Noel, MO
    July 31, 2015
    $25 million

     

    Largest Powerball Prize Won in Missouri

    Cindy and Mark Hill
    Dearborn, MO
    Nov. 28, 2012
    $293.75 million

         

    Expired $1 Million+ Tickets

    $1.7 million Lotto
    Drawing from Feb. 20, 1999
    Sold at Git-N-Go
    2808 S. Campbell in Springfield

    $1 million Powerball Match 5 prize
    Drawing from April 11, 2015
    Sold at Kum & Go
    16140 Highway 59 in Neosho

     

    Largest Mega Millions Prize Won in Missouri

    Raul Ahumada
    Noel, MO
    July 31, 2015
    $25 million

     

     

     
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